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2011 - 2012 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Keyboarding. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
Development of keyboarding techniques on a microcomputer; introduction to basic computer skills and word processing; designed for students with no formal computer training.
Problem Solving and Programming Techniques. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
A language-independent introduction to program development using various problem solving techniques. Emphasis is placed on problem analysis, algorithm and pseudo code development, as well as various data and control structures used in computer programming. Both structured programming and object-oriented programming are discussed in the context of Python.
Computer Concepts. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
Introduction to personal computer application software, hardware components, and the Internet. The course covers an introduction to word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Introduction to Management Information Systems. (3-3-0) - Fall only
Prerequisite: none
An introduction to the fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.
(Previously listed as MIS 105.)
Internet Technology I. (3-3-0)
Corequisite: CIS 105.
This course provides the framework for learning how to access the Internet and World Wide Web and use them for a variety of tasks including communication, finding information and research, and publishing on the Web. It is designed for people who are interested in learning how to best use software tools, services, and resources currently available on the Web. This course will also introduce basic HTML coding. Emphasis will be placed on networked computers, Internet design, protocols, software, HTML, etc.
(Previously listed as CWD 111.)
Introduction to C++ Programming. (3-3-0) - Spring only
Prerequisite: CIS 102.
This course introduces computer programming using the C++ programming language. Topics include input/output operations, decision, and looping statements. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, debug, test and document programs using techniques of good programming style.
Microsoft Windows. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
An introduction to current operating systems and networking environments. The class is conducted in a laboratory setting where hands-on learning is emphasized.
Software Applications. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
Continuation of personal computer software applications. The course covers intermediate techniques in integrated software applications including word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Introduction to Visual BASIC. (3-3-0) - Fall only
Prerequisite: CIS 102.
An introduction to event-driven programming. This course is intended to introduce students to the Visual BASIC programming language and to reinforce the skills developed in CIS 102. Specific techniques discussed include programming style, user interface design, coding, debugging, and documentation skills.
Survey of E-commerce. (3-3-0) - Spring only
Prerequisite: none
An introduction to fundamental business concepts as they apply to the world of e-commerce. Personal applications such as banking, retail purchasing, and consumer education as well as business applications such as Internet marketing, advertising, and security are introduced and discussed.
(Previously listed as MIS 105.)
Advanced MS Word. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
Using Microsoft Word, students will expand their word/information processing concepts utilizing software based on modern office settings. The course includes advanced formatting, merging, sorting, and inputting of letters, memos, reports, and tables. Students will also collaborate to create web pages.
Advanced MS Excel. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
Using Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet software, students will expand on the correct and efficient design techniques necessary for the creation of practical, accurate spreadsheets. Formulas for data manipulation, report preparations, business graphic development, and macros will also be covered. Advanced techniques will also be covered such as pivot tables, what if analysis, and web file incorporation.
Advanced MS Access. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
Database design concepts, working and querying databases, creating forms, customizing reports and integrating Access with other programs will be explored in depth. Students will also be introduced to techniques of creating hyperlinks to other MS Office programs.
Advanced MS PowerPoint. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105.
An in-depth exposure to presentation design (presently Microsoft PowerPoint). The course includes how to plan, define, create, and modify presentations. Practical applications of integration of other documents will also be incorporated.
Advanced C++ Programming. (3-3-0) Spring only
Prerequisite: CIS 113.
A continuation of the C++ programming language. Students will develop programs involving arrays, data files, functions, and string manipulations.
Visual BASIC II. (3-3-0) Fall only
Prerequisite: CIS 117.
A continuation of CIS 117. Course begins with a quick review of CIS 117 and progresses to discussion of random access files, database access, and variable arrays. The majority of the course focuses on custom application development that brings together skills developed in the first course in the sequence. Students will use Visual Basic to design and create a custom program having "real world applicability."
Computer System Design. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 205 or permission of instructor.
An in-depth study of information systems with an emphasis on "real world" situations.
CIS Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies which employ individuals in the areas of Computer Information Systems.
CIS Advanced Topics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor
This course will provide the student with information on current trends and topics in technology. These include, but are not limited to, digital communication, ethics, new operating systems and new software applications.

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